Thursday, June 30, 2011

I've gone dotty!

Yes it's true. Amelia's birthday is fast approaching and she has asked for a polka dot party after seeing it in a kids party magazine. I'm trying to do things in dribs and drabs so I don't turn into a banshee on the actual day. She wants red, white and aqua.....a sure sign that we are growing out of the pink and purple phase. 

It should be a lovely day. I just ove having all her little friends over. They're a super bunch of kids!

And now for another one of my belated thank you's. Today I'd like to thank darling Tina for my sweet little flower brooch...

You may remember Tina from this post. She makes the sweetest things and as I've said before, they are truly made with love. I won this little gem over at her beautiful blog "Rubies' Place" and I just love it.

Thankyou Tina! 

I hope you all have a lovely day. I'm looking after my friends baby boy today and I'm in bubba-loo heaven! 

Alisa x

P.S  You must see this polka dot party blog. Amanda from Homely One had her daughters birthday party featured on it last year. It's full of great ideas and has been very helpful indeed! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The first of many overdue thank you's.

I've been a bit naughty. You see, recently I have been the recipient of some wonderful giveaways on blogspot and have neglected to thank those publicly who gave so generously. I've been putting it off for silly reasons like finding the right frame or position in the house before I post. But the way things are going, it will be forever!  So today I am posting my first of many overdue thank you's. This shout out goes to Tamarah from Shabby Vintage Junk. I love following her adventures as she unearths some amazing goodies.  It's right up my alley!

Tamarah recently held a giveaway and the winner was lucky duck me! I was so chuffed to receive this......

Isn't she divine?? I've named her Suzette and for now she is gracing our hallway under my rainbow architrave. I just love her!

So big thanks to you Tamarah. She is so beautiful, as are you sweets!

Tomorrow will highlight another generous soul who's work is particularly cute- ta- boot. 

Take care,

Alisa x

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My week

1. Cleaning. This bench was COVERED in crap. I now have photographic proof that  it can be clean.

 2. Sewing some more tweets

3.  Battling with Geppetto over just who is in charge of the laundry basket.

 4. Walking home from play dates and parties.

5. Drawing with biro.

And thats about it. The girls are playing tag team with contracting conjunctivitis. Today is Haidee's turn so we're staying home. I'm thinking today will be spent watching Shirley Temple movies and cooking yummy chicken and veg soup. Oh and finishing the laundry of course, if the cat lets me! 

Alisa x

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Painting and why I should never use childrens paint.

I'm such a twit. I felt the urge to finish a painting I've been working on. It was Monday, a public holiday. I decided I wanted to use black so I took it out and it was all gluggy and gross. 

What to do?

Out of desperation to fulfill my creative needs,  I used some of Amelia's paint.....childrens paint. You see, for me to get new paint I would've had to wait a day to travel either to Mudgee or Bathurst. Both long drives.

I finished and felt at peace with what I had done. I let it dry whilst I ate my lunch and had a cuppa. I then went to varnish it only to have most of the black erased  :(

I felt like such a goose, I should have known better but alas I had a major brain fart. It's so frustrating when things like this happen however I look at it as a lesson in patience. Instead of waiting one day to go into town I tried the "quick fix" and it bit me in the bum.

Above is what it did look like. It's not all wiped off. I think I'll go over what I can and leave it unvarnished. It's still pretty but I can't sell it.

I think I'll hang it in my hallway as a daily reminder not to rush. Things will sometimes go wrong but it's not the end of the world. Just pick up and start again :)

Alisa x

New glasses for Haidee

Haidee insists on wearing these lately. I have no energy to argue with her so we just go with the flow. 

I kinda like the new look though.....She's rockin it :)

Alisa x

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rylstone Makers Market Preparations.

Well, I've had one super-dooper busy week here with both girls coming down sick and having to prep for the market this Saturday, held at the Rylstone Memorial Hall. I'm pleased with my efforts however I am slightly concerned about how organized I am.....that NEVER happens!! He he! 
The items shown above will be for sale along with my jewellery, nursing necklaces and tweets. It should be quite busy as we get a few people visiting our little town during long weekends. The hall is on Louee Street and the market runs from 9am to 1pm. It should be a fun day for all :)

Alisa x

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Dolly is touring OZ!!!!

 My number one lady is heading to Australia!! Lordy I'm so excited!

Alisa x

Cute cards

Rylstone is holding a new Makers Market on the 2nd Saturday of each month. It is strictly a handmade and hand grown market with some wonderful stalls selling fresh produce, wool, furniture and even puppies! *bless*
I've been busy trying to get some "bread 'n' butter" items made to sell at the next market, held the June long weekend. Above is a piccie of some cards that I've put together using Little Golden Book illustrations, scrap booking card and the off cuts from this project. Now I'm not one for card making. I usually end up making a mess of it but I think these are looking a wee bit cute :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Alisa x

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Be still my heart...Miss Cesko coffee tables

I am lusting after one of these gorgeous tables by Hardwick and Cesko

Aren't they divine? I love how they have payed homage to the beautifully humble and intricately detailed doily. It's a perfect example of marrying modern furniture design with a traditional element.
They also have a unique range of papercuts...

So pretty! 
To view all their lovely designs head over to their website here, or  follow them on twitter.

I love starting the day with gorgeous things, don't you?

Alisa x